About SPP

Social Policy and Practice is a one-stop-shop for research, analysis and discussion of health and social policy.

To achieve this, three leading providers of information and research services working in this area have agreed to merge their databases. Since January 2015, the database has been further enriched with data from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, strengthening the coverage of child protection and safeguarding issues. Social Policy and Practice also contains database records from the National Children's Bureau, up until January 2018 when their library closed.

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Read an article from February 2016 which describes the history and benefits of the Social Policy and Practice database, published in CILIP Update magazine.

Full details of the database and how to access it are summarised in this leaflet.

Use SPP to...

  • Inform case decisions
  • Avoid bias
  • Research service models
  • Plan strategically
  • Analyse policy changes

Download a flyer about Social Policy and Practice